Category - Health Information

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Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Think Again
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Yoga and You
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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed
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The Midwife Myth
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Little Company of Mary Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
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Protect Yourself from the Flu this Season: Tips from the CDC
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Is it Time to Think About Weight-Loss Surgery?
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Seven Tips from the CDC to Stay Health During the Holidays
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Hips for the Holidays: Tune in for a Facebook Live Event on Wednesday, November 7th
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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC

Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Think Again

You might be a great candidate for a hip replacement surgery — except you’re relatively young, and artificial hips only last 20 years or so. Your doctors want you to wait as long as possible. Up until a few years ago, that’s all you could do. But a new surgery might help. Hip resurfacing is…

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Yoga and You

Yoga is anything but a trend. For more than 5,000 years, people from diverse cultures have practiced yoga — often as a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. In recent decades, it has gained followers who appreciate it as a full-body workout that combines physical poses, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. A Healthy Part of a Fitness…

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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed

Many new mothers try breastfeeding their newborn children and recent statistics confirm this. Nationally in recent years, about 74 percent of infants were breastfed for some period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparatively, in 1999 about 68 percent of U.S. infants were ever breastfed, and in 1971 only…

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The Midwife Myth

You may have thought midwives, the matronly women who provided advice and assistance to laboring mothers hundreds of years ago, exist only in history books and movies. However, midwives are not women of the past. Today’s certified nurse midwifes (CNM) continue this tradition of personalized care, but with the important addition of comprehensive education and…

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Little Company of Mary Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that LCMH is in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals reviewed. The methodology for the…

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Protect Yourself from the Flu this Season: Tips from the CDC

Take time to get a flu vaccine. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications. While there are many different flu viruses, flu vaccines protect against the 3 or 4 viruses that research suggests will be most common. Three-component vaccines contain…

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Is it Time to Think About Weight-Loss Surgery?

Obesity affects far more than just your waistline. It’s a metabolic condition that increases your risk for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes — and winter weight gain only makes the problems worse. “If you are already overweight or obese, even a modest weight gain can have a significant impact on…

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Seven Tips from the CDC to Stay Health During the Holidays

Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to consider these seven healthy habits that help prevent chronic diseases like type II diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Get enough sleep. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep every night. Avoid drowsy driving. Practice good sleep habits. For longer trips,…

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Hips for the Holidays: Tune in for a Facebook Live Event on Wednesday, November 7th

On Wednesday, November 7th, Little Company of Mary’s Bone & Joint Specialists will host a Facebook Live event at the Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers Facebook page. Dr. David Butler, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, and Brian Johnson, ONP-C, certified orthopedic nurse practitioner, will share information about keeping your hips happy and healthy…

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stay safe and healthy. 1. Get Moving Carve out time to be active this Halloween between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help…

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